Two killed in bomb attack on liquor store in Baghdad
Two people were killed and ten others wounded in a bomb explosion near a liquor store in western Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on Saturday.
The attack occurred around midnight on Friday, when a bomb planted near a liquor store in Baghdad's Yarmouk district detonated, which destroyed part of the store and caused damages to several nearby shops and civilian cars, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Gunmen frequently attacked liquor stores and some store owners blamed the attacks mainly on Muslim fundamentalists from al-Qaida or Shiite militias.
Under Islamic tradition, Muslims do not drink alcohol, let alone that the latest attack came as Iraqi Muslim majority are observing the holy month of Ramdan, in which they abstain from food and drink during the fasting time from dawn until dusk.